- Connor Homes of Middlebury, Vermont is honored to be featured in a new book by renowned author Sheri Koones
. Entitled Prefabulous + Sustainable
, the book details some of the best prefabricated green homes in the country, and includes a passionate foreword by environmentalist, actor and director Robert Redford. The book is published by Abrams, and has just been released.
"Prefabulous + Sustainable offers many wonderful examples of houses that have been built requiring minimum energy from nonrenewable sources," says Mr. Redford in his foreword. "The houses in this book show that beautiful houses can be built that will be kinder and gentler to the environment and reduce water consumption and energy."
Working closely with the author, two of the company's homes are shown in the book as well as photos of its millshops.
The Rebecca Leland Farmhouse, earned its own chapter, featured on pages 104 - 111 and showcases a 3,258 square foot Connor Homes residence in Chatham, NY with an Energy Star rating. This home was designed and manufactured at Connor Homes' Middlebury, VT facility and then shipped and assembled in sections on-site, allowing for highly efficient material usage and minimal waste.
In addition to the extensive green benefits the Connor Homes' mill-built manufacturing process provides, this exceptional home is chock full of green features that include a photovoltaic solar system, no-VOC paints, reclaimed wood floors, high-efficiency boiler, locally harvested cherry wood for the cabinets and many more. Homeowners Sarah and Thomas Crowell both worked for environmental companies, and wanted a home that would be an expression of their beliefs. "Working with the Crowell's on their home was inspiring," says Connor Homes' CEO, Mike Connor. "This home truly embodies Connor Homes' mantra of the ‘new old home' - you really can have the best of both worlds - classic design with modern environmental benefits."
Another design by John Connell, Director of Design at Connor Homes (designed via his design and architecture studio, 2Morrow Studio), featured on pages 208-217, is also featured in this wonderful book. This 1,834 square foot home has a 5-star Energy Star rating.
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About the book:
Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home
By Sheri Koones
Foreword by Robert Redford
Abrams; April 2010
U.S. $25.00/CAN $32.50/ 15.99 UK
Hardcover; 9" x 10"
200 full-color illustrations
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About the Author:
Sheri Koones is a widely respected author who helps readers understand that getting the house of their dreams can be done in an ecologically responsible way. Her book, Prefabulous, explored the variety, beauty and eco-friendly benefits of prefab homes and recently won the prestigious Gold Award in the 2008 Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards from NAREE. Sheri is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the Sustainable Building Industry Council, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Sheri is also a columnist for Home Resource Guide and a freelance writer and speaker. She lives in Connecticut.